#MGCarousel – August 2022

Header for August 2022: Games features the Middle Grade Carousel banner and an illustration of multi-sided dice, including a D20, D10, and D6.
Our month-long themed challenges are designed for readers of Middle Grade fiction. Play along by finding books which match the prompt.

Our challenge this August is…

August 2022 at Middle Grade Carousel: Playing by the Book

Playing By the Book

Pick your playing piece and roll the dice! This month at Middle Grade Carousel, we’re racking up points by reading books that feature turn-based fun and games galore.

Play Along!

  • Join us in reading Middle Grade books featuring games during the month of August! We recommend looking for books about competition and teamwork, titles with game-related terminology, covers featuring chess pieces, cards, and other classic playing pieces, or characters with a tabletop RPG persona.
  • Share your favorite reads this month on social media, and be sure to use the hashtag #MGCarousel!
  • Snap a photo for Instagram and you may see your snapshot featured in our stories.
  • Check our #MGCarousel Challenges page for more info.

Daily Doings!

Follow us on Twitter @KindeLadies for daily prompts related to this month’s challenge.

Middle Grade Carousel August 2022: Playing By the Book. Graphic includes daily prompts (listed below).
  • book about teammates
  • ‘spin’ in the title
  • cards on the cover
  • yellow covers
  • inspired by a video game
  • ‘play’ in the title
  • book about a risk
  • puzzle pieces on the cover
  • ‘win’ in the title
  • fictional game shows
  • inspired by a tabletop RPG
  • ‘game’ in the title
  • red covers
  • costumes on the cover
  • question mark in the title
  • ‘turn’ in the title
  • favorite rule followers
  • game pieces on the cover
  • green covers
  • exclamation point in the title
  • ‘roll’ in the title
  • inspired by arcade games
  • book about competition
  • ‘point’ in the title
  • a sign on the cover
  • blue covers
  • ‘rule’ in the title
  • recreational sports
  • one word in the title
  • chess words in the title
  • favorite August reads


Spread the word about Middle Grade Carousel to your friends and followers. Please link back to our blog or tag us on social media when using the graphics.

(click to download the individual graphics)

Follow Us!

Author: Middle Grade Carousel

A mother-daughter duo dedicated to all things Middle Grade, CJ & Elza run a series of monthly reading challenges. You can also find them on Twitter: @kindeladies, or Instagram: @mgcarousel.

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